Smart solutions for efficient waste collection

Revolutionizing waste management with ‘WasteControl’ sensors
October 28, 2021
Enhancing waste collection efficiency through dynamic sensor-based system
October 28, 2021

Need-based waste collection

CW Obel Properties is one of Denmark's major property companies that owns, manages, and develops residential and commercial properties. CW Obel Properties faced several challenges, including instances of empty or half-empty containers being emptied, or containers not being emptied at all, leading to them becoming overfilled and causing inconvenience for the tenants.

As one of the first companies in Denmark, CW Obel Properties chose to implement dynamic waste collection. The company decided to change their waste collection system so that waste wouldn't be collected at a fixed frequency but rather based on actual need (need-based collection).

In 2018, CW Obel Properties installed "WasteControl" sensors, resulting in significant savings both in terms of reducing the number of collections and the associated cost savings. The WasteControl sensors measure the fill level in each individual container and send data to a central database. When the containers reach a predetermined fill level (e.g., 70%), a message is sent to the collector to empty the respective containers.

"It's the best thing we've done in a long time. We have much better utilization of our capacity, and for the past 3-4 years, we've achieved significant savings using WasteControl sensors," stated Operations Manager Bo Andreasen, CW Obel Properties A/S.